Jew's harp (susap)

about 1925


Object Place: Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

Length 23.4 cm, width 2.8 cm, depth 0.9 cm (Length 9 3/16 in., width 1 1/8 in., depth 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.286

Medium or Technique

Bamboo

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Idiophones

Flat carrot-shaped piece of dark bamboo. Two slender arms and central tongue. Hole, for cord, at wide end.

Inscription

In ink at narrow end: 108-0

Provenance

1984, sold by Douglas Deihl, Northampton, Massachusetts, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1984)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund